The success or failure of your business projects hinges on the hard work of your employees. Teamwork, the foundation for every business, has become increasingly challenging in this digital age, as workers become more accustomed to interacting via text message and social media. But there are several collaboration tools that can open up the channels of communication, helping projects flow more smoothly and avoiding missed deadlines.
Here are a few top tools that, for a small monthly fee, can provide your team connectivity from PCs and mobile devices, keeping your project on track no matter what…with no IT support required.
Teambox offers a free version that includes up to 5 users and up to 5 GB of storage, making it a great solution for businesses on a budget. Google Drive integration is also a plus. Businesses can create tasks, assign workers, and view progress in a Gantt chart format.
Basecamp puts everything about a project on one page, giving team members an overview of the latest discussions, files, and to-do list items relating to one project. Plans start at $20 per month, but Basecamp offers a free 60-day trial to let businesses try it out.
Activecollab adds billing onto the project collaboration format, letting businesses bill from the system once work is complete on a project. After a 30-day trial, Activecollab plans start at $25 per month, which includes up to 5 team members and 5 GB of storage.
Cloud-based collaboration software gives an administrator the ability to assign access as needed, which means only specified team members are able to see certain items. Administrators can also choose to grant access to clients, allowing them to receive regular updates on a project’s status This provides a level of service clients will appreciate while eliminating the need for phone calls to determine where projects stand.